Tuesday, September 2, 2008
I found this recipe in a Crock Pot cookbook back when I was still eating gluten and loved it! Last night was my friend's birthday and she made the request for her birthday dinner. We call them Sloppy April's. They're basically a cheeseburger, so the only substitute needed was a different bun. I used the Sami's Millet and Flax buns. You also will need to check your condiments and make sure they are gluten free.
Brown 2 pounds of hamburger meat and then drain. Put the browned meat in a crock pot. I have a big guy crock pot, but the recipe doesn't specify a particular size. Add 1/4 to 1/2 cup chopped onion (depending on how much you like) and then add 4 tbsp. ketchup and 4 tbsp. mustard. I really just squirt 4 large blobs of each condiment on top of the browned meat, precision is not necessary in this recipe. Then you mix it all together and evenly spread the mixture in your crock pot. Lastly take sliced cheese (any flavor you prefer) and cover the meat with slices. It's cool if some pieces overlap. Then it just cooks for 3 hours. You'll begin to really smell it in the second hour. MMMMMmmm. When it's finished the cheese will be a little browned at the edges of the crock pot and the meat mixture underneath will be super gooshy.
I'm thinking that next time I might experiment with adding different sorts of ingredients. Maybe some red peppers or topping it with a smoked cheddar.